Social Studies


All this curriculum is from Common Sense Education a free website provided for teachers, parents and students. Students will take an assessment after each unit, look for a review sheet to come home with your child.

Unit 1:

Rings of Responsibility: Students explore what it means to be responsible to and respectful of their offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be a good digital citizens.

Private and Personal Information: How can you protect yourself from online identity theft? Students think critically about the information they share online.

The Power of Words: Students consider that they may get online messages from other kids that can make them fell angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. Students identify actions that will make them Upstanders in the face of cyberbullying.

The Key to Keywords: Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their keyword searches and make inferences about the effectiveness of the strategies.

Whose Is It, Anyway?: Students learn that copying the work of others and presenting it as one's own is called plagiarism. They also learn about when and how it's ok to use the work of others.

Unit 1 Test 

 Unit 2:

Strong Passwords: Students learn how to create secure passwords in order to protect their private information and accounts online.

You've Won a Prize: Students learn what spam is, the forms it takes, and then identify strategies for dealing with it.

How to Cite a Site: Students reflect on the importance of citing all sources when they do research. They then learn how to write bibliographical citations for online sources.

Picture Perfect: Students learn how photos can be altered digitally. They will consider the creative upsides of photo alteration, as well as its power to distort our perceptions of beauty and health.

What's Cyberbullying?: Students explore how it feels to be cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is similar to or different than in-person bullying, and learn strategies for handling cyberbullying when it arises.

Unit 2 Test

Digital Citizenship Project: Students will be working in groups to research a topic of their choice and create a PSA. After researching and creating their script they will record a two minute video explaining their topic and what we can be done to support their topic, or why their topic needs to change or be better.